Staff working in informatics are involved in the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. They use areas of computer science, including software tools, to generate useful biological knowledge by manipulating ‘big data’. Big data refers to the vast quantities of data too large or complex for traditional technology to make sense of.

Informatics in healthcare science is broken down into three unique areas:

  • Bioinformatics Genomics
  • Bioinformatics Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Physical Science
  • Clinical Bioinformatics Genomics

    Bioinformatics Genomics is about finding the best treatment for a patient based on their unique genetic make-up.

  • Clinical Informatics

    Clinical Informatics (formerly known as Bioinformatics Health Informatics) is an interdisciplinary field that studies the vast quantities of data generated by medicine and health-focused research.

  • Clinical Scientific Computing

    Clinical Scientific Computing (formerly known as Bioinformatics Physical Science) involves making sure that clinical IT systems and medical devices are safely commissioned and comply with information standards.